Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Some days are extremely trying and exhausting. Some days I don't pick up the phone (it takes energy). I wear MANY hats. My husband also. We do the best we can to help others-sometimes there are things that are just out of our reach for our circumstances. But that does not mean we don't care! This past week my heart was torn in a hundred (or more)pieces. I don't know if I will ever recover. But I know I need to forgive. I have made a pact some months ago to surround myself with positive. I NEED to. I have done well the past couple months, despite our obstacles. My daughter feeds off emotion. Even though she doesn't understand it necessarily, she is very intuitive. This week has thrown her off completely I think because she can feel the heartache I experienced. I am grateful so much for those wonderful friends (and they know who they are *wink*) who understand my circumstances, and love us even if I don't feel like picking up the phone (and trust me, this past year has far been the worst). Friends who know we are good people, and do the best we can. I have to say, despite my circumstances, I do pretty well. Much better than some people could. I wasn't always that way. It has come through life experience, and most importantly, maturity. I once used to get mad & upset over petty things, and things beyond other's control. I have learned so much over the years. I have learned you truly cannot judge another unless you have walked in their shoes. NO matter what. I think life is just way too short to be upset over small things (or circumstances that cannot be helped). I used to hear people say that all the time, and never took it too serious. But now I know, it is true. So with that, I let things go. But at the same time, I will not be walked on. In life, we are only required to do our best, and that is just what I will do.
(photo is a journal page I did a couple years ago, and the broken heart truly went with how I have felt this week)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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Meet other stampers, ask questions, post your card samples, get advice from your friends on the latest crafting trends and more.
Its a brand new forum-just getting rolling. They just posted a Secret Santa Swap-I just signed up for that. It sounds like fun, be sure to check it out!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I have decided that Wednesdays will be our "Art" days for homeschool because Gilly seems to need a break in the middle of the week. She loves art so much so I am going to work on teaching her some fun things. This week we are making a painting of birch trees with a resist of Masking Tape. I had fun making a sample-I wanted to try one first and see if I thought it was something she could do, plus its a visual so she can see it. Thought I would share, it was fun to do.
I used my Sparkling H20's for it.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Not easy at all. We are still adjusting. I have missed my art time terribly!
Today I got a much needed break! Gillian and I BOTH needed time away from each other.
My dear friend took her for a couple of hours. So, I got the paints out and my beloved art journal and went to town. Its so hard to get back into it-it feels like its been forever. Once I get out of my groove its hard to get back into it. I am hoping now I can ease my way back.
By looking at my art journal page, can you guess what story we read this morning? :)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Today has been a big day as far as change goes...........I actually started homeschooling my daughter and today was our first day. Interesting to say the least but its been a great day and we accomplished alot. The best part is..........We do school for about 3 hours or so, and after that is lunch time then I get time for myself! I love it!
Here is what I did to start getting me back into the creative groove. I have felt so out of it since I have not consistently had creative time. Now I seriously hope to!
Stamps here are by I Brake For Stamps-from Stampinback and the IBFS line
I used This image but trimmed it up a bit and stamped the "Franco" postage cancellation on it to change it up just a tidge.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
I made this out of a tag. I did the background on this tag.......then I didn't know what I was going to do with it. I felt like making something more "functional" today so I decided to fold it and make it into a book. I cut and folded some regular ole white paper to fit into the tag after it was folded. Then I grabbed my handy dandy bookbinding box-and grabbed an awl, some linen bookbinding thread and a tapestry needle. I poked the holes and made a simple pamphlet stitch to attach the pages. On the front, where the tag is folded over, I attached one of those stretchy hair band thingies through the tag just a little, then inserted a decorative brad. Voila!
Oh, and on the front of it-thats one of those Tim Holtz Fragments thingies. Being I love Mona, I decided to do something with her today. All stamps are available from I Brake For Stamps :)
Here are the stamps I used:
Faux Postage Sheet from the Stampinback line
Odds and Ends from the Time To Stamp line
IBFS #D8 IBFS
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
With the kids home from school I don't get as much creative time but I am always thrilled to get any creative time in at all.
Today I messed around with one of Tim Holtz's techniques called "Alcohol Ink Monoprint."
I love it-you never know for sure how they are going to turn out and its different each time-and I just love that.
Stamps used are from I Brake For Stamps!